(EnergyAsia, August 30 2013, Friday) — An Asia expert from the International Energy Agency (IEA) will be speaking at the POWER‐GEN Asia conference and exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand on October 2 to 4, said organiser PennWell Corporation.

Yerim Park, the IEA’s Southeast Asia Programme Officer, will speak on the issues and challenges of meeting the region’s power demand growth on October 2. Her presentation will touch on some issues and findings to be discussed in greater detail in a special report on Southeast Asia’s energy position that will be released later in the year as part of the IEA’s 2013 World Energy Outlook.

Separately, Ms Park will also share her views and expertise as part of a panel discussion entitled “Asian Power ‐ 2020 Vision” on October 3 that will be chaired by Mark Hutchinson, HIS Consulting managing director for energy and natural resources. The panel’s other speakers include Robert McGregor, HSBC’s managing director for resources and energy, Colin Tam, executive chairman for Hong Kong-based Crystal Vision Energy Ltd, Michael Thomas of The Lantau Group (HK) Limited, and Wouter van Wersch, President of Alstom Singapore.

POWER‐GEN Asia delegates will be able to participate by posing questions to the panel, raising issues of particular concern.

POWER‐GEN Asia and the co‐located Renewable Energy World Asia, the region’s premier conference and exhibition for all aspects of the power generation industry, has recently announced the confirmation of the new EGAT Governor, Soonchai Kumnoonsate, as a keynote speaker to open the 21st annual edition in Bangkok on October 2 to 4. The other key speakers are Twarath Sutabutr, Deputy Director‐Genera in Thailand’s Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, Piyasvasti Amranand, chairman of Thailand’s Energy for Environment Foundation, and Markus Lorenzini, Head of Energy Sector at Siemens’ ASEAN‐Pacific Cluster, Siemens.